UPCOMING EVENTS FOR the 2018-2019 Academic Year

12th Annual PIPG Symposium

Keynote: Dorothy Atwood (Senior Vice President of Global Public Policy, The Walt Disney Company)
Thursday, March 28, 2019 (all day), Location TBD

The focus of this year's symposium is to explore key issues surrounding the effect of internet streaming on copyright law.

Intellectual Property Litigation Panel

Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 4:30 PM, Gittis 2, Great Hall

A panel discussion will be held to discuss what Intellectual Property Litigation looks like in a law firm and how students can best prepare themselves for interviews for intellectual property litigation jobs. A reception for attendees and the panelists will follow.

Tom Irving on Patent Law

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 12 pm, Location TBD

Tom Irving, a partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP will give a talk on recent issues in patent law, drawing on his decades of experience.

Intellectual Property Clerkship Panel

Moderated by Christopher Yoo (John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science; Director, Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition)
Panelists: The Honorable Kent A. Jordan of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Matthew Pearson, L’05 (Akin Gump), and Matthew Lembo, L’17
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 4:30 pm, Silverman 147

Penn Law Professor Christopher Yoo will moderate a panel discussing the process for applying to clerkships and the benefits of clerking with an intellectual property focus. The panel will include a federal judge and former law clerks from patent-heavy jurisdictions.

1L SUMMER Experience Panel

Monday, November 12, 2018 at 3 pm, Silverman 240A

Join the Penn Intellectual Property Group’s upperclassmen for a panel discussion on how to land the perfect 1L summer internship in intellectual property law. The discussion will cover in-house, law firm, and governmental internships.

Patent Law and Biologic Drugs

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 12 pm, Gittis 01

A lunchtime discussion will be held by David Frazier, a partner at Latham & Watkins. Dr. Frazier will be discussing his experience as a patent litigator with particular focus on the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA). Enacted in 2009, the BPCIA created a pathway for faster approval of bio similar drugs and figures to factor heavily in the future generic drug markets.